Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Millcreek of Pontotoc Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Millcreek of Pontotoc Treatment Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

About Us

Millcreek of Pontotoc is a leading provider of mental and behavioral health treatment for children, teens, and young adults in northern Mississippi.

About Millcreek of Pontotoc

Learn about Millcreek of Pontotoc located in Mississippi

Located in Northern Mississippi, Millcreek of Pontotoc excels as a provider of mental healthcare for children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 20 who are struggling with emotional and behavioral disturbances. With individualized treatment planning that is geared towards helping young people lead healthier, more productive lives, the programming offered at Millcreek of Pontotoc is sensitive to the unique needs of the youth who come to us for treatment.

Levels of Care

Learn about the levels of care offered at Millcreek of Pontotoc in Mississippi

We are pleased to offer varying levels of care to meet such needs and we put forth every effort to determine which level of care will best treat any and all of our patients’ most pressing concerns. The following levels of care are the effective and viable treatment options supplied by Millcreek of Pontotoc and can be discussed with our admissions staff 24 hours a day:

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF), which includes 51 beds, is available for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 20 who are battling emotional and behavioral disturbances. This program offers superior mental healthcare and education services that allow young people to thrive emotionally and academically. The goal of our residential program is to help youth learn new skills for managing emotions and behaviors, achieve academically, and alleviate the problematic symptoms of mental health conditions.

Day Treatment at Millcreek of Pontotoc is provided through our therapeutic day school programming. This program is offered at three different locations and is designed to focus on the educational needs of young people with academic programming that is fully accredited by the State of Mississippi. This program addresses the special education needs of children and adolescents and incorporates therapeutic treatment in its programming to address any and all concerns that may hinder learning and healthy functioning in the classroom setting and in the community.

Group Homes, located in 2 separate locations, are similar to the day treatment programming offered at Millcreek of Pontotoc, though they are more intensive in nature. Boys and girls can partake in this option for care and receive ongoing therapeutic support while engaging in our superior educational programming.

Treatment Methods

Learn about the treatment methods offered at Millcreek of Pontotoc in Mississippi

Each level of care features the following treatment methods, all of which have proven effectiveness in caring for our patient’s needs:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Medication management
  • Experiential therapies

Millcreek also includes clinical staffings for each patient every month so as to monitor patient success while receiving treatment. We do this to maximize each youth’s functioning, level of skill attainment, and alleviation of mental health concerns, including the distressing symptoms of anxiety, depression, impulse control disorders, and conduct disorders.

Our Approach

Learn more about our approach at Millcreek of Pontotoc

Our approach to aftercare and continued services is one that begins at admission and remains until patients and their families are linked to the most appropriate services after completing treatment at Millcreek.

Whatever your child’s treatment needs may be, allow Millcreek of Pontotoc to be the solution for addressing all of his or her therapeutic and educational concerns.

Thank you to all the doctors and staff at Millcreek, you made my stay so much easier than I expected!

– Nancy M.